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2016 awards celebrate the best of Stockport


400 of Stockport’s finest packed out the Town Hall last night for the annual Stockport Business Awards ceremony.

Stockport Business Awards, an event organised by local accountancy practice Clarke Nicklin, was celebrating its 5th year having initially been set up by the firm in 2012.

12 businesses and individuals were recognised for their achievements, with a Special Recognition honour going to the Four Heatons Traders Association for their effort in making the Four Heatons a better place to live, work and prosper.

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin commented; “I am delighted at how the awards have grown and its testament to the Stockport business community that we can easily fill the largest room in Stockport. We were expecting another great night and we weren’t disappointed! There is always an amazing buzz in the room, and this year was no different, I think it is great for the business community to get together and celebrate something really positive happening in the borough.”

The full list of winners is:

Business of the Year £5m+ – sponsored by NatWest

  • George Cox & Sons

Business of the Year £1-5m – sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors

  • Madison Medical Professionals

Business of the Year up to £1m – sponsored by Orbit Developments

  • Platform 81

Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

  • Chris Appleyard, Pioneer Group

Most Promising Young Business – sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning

  • Distology

Employer of the Year Award – sponsored by Rowlinson Knitwear

  • Life Leisure

The Innovation Award – sponsored by Leemic

  • UK Biobank

International Business of the Year – sponsored by MAN Diesel & Turbo

  • Premier Textiles

 Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – sponsored by Midshire Business Systems

  • Valour Finance Group

Best Not for Profit Organisation – sponsored by Ashcroft Creative Design

  • Seashell Trust

Retail Business of the Year – sponsored by Marketing Stockport

  • Rhode Island Coffee

Special Recognition – sponsored by Stockport Council and Stockport Economic Alliance

  • Four Heatons Traders Association

Get the Stockport Express next Wednesday (19th October) for a full awards pull out containing pictures from the night.